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It's behind me isn't it
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Published: March 10, 2014
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I wanted to go with a black & white piece after all of my colour recently and the Demon Hunters eyes just inspired me to create this. Enjoy
EDIT: I have refined the detail on the armour and the cloth as I cannot help myself
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3543x3000px 2.19 MB
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Software
Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 Macintosh
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CleytonLuizzz's avatar
Cara amo pintura digital, porém é muito difícil. Admiro quem faz e você tem talento ;D
AlexanderLevett's avatar
Thank you and all you have to do is practice and there is nothing you cannot achieve.
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CrimsonDaevaHobbyist Digital Artist
This is very cool. 
AlexanderLevett's avatar
Thanks, I like black & white.
Shirley-Agnew-Art's avatar
This is great Alex, her eyes look amazing :-)
AlexanderLevett's avatar
The eyes are the one thing I slave over in my portraits. Tome they can make or break a piece of art
Shirley-Agnew-Art's avatar
You are right about that, if the eyes aren't right
nothing else works, no matter how well it
has been done
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danielag82Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks great :clap:
AlexanderLevett's avatar
Glad you like it. I really wanted to focus in as a portrait with this piece and try for as much realism as I could. Thank you
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dezi007Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is real cool
AlexanderLevett's avatar
Thank you, I really wanted something a little different and drawing it was fun.
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dezi007Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet it was fun her eyes look so captivating and you can feel the haunting presence almost lol
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artamusicaHobbyist Photographer
I confess, I like this one much better than the brightly colored ones you've done recently. Perhaps they are just a bit too strong for my taste, although they are as always, beautifully executed. But this one, with the way you've drawn the depth of field, draws you right into the center--with those eyes of course, but also because you've got the straight line of the arrow leading in. I have to say though, that armor on her left is highly distracting.  In the overall perspective I don't think that it should be quite so clearly delineated and with the light on it, it competes with the eyes.  I realize that "chesty" may be appealing but the way those buckles go up the middle right under the "overflow", all I can think of is that must really be uncomfortable and hamper her movement, which somehow is reinforced by the last of any left arm in the composition. I realize that her pose is turned and angled, but her torso is too far forward and the neckline jutting out too far to her left. The body just doesn't line up to connect to the face and hoof right. I love the detailing on the hood and the way the point come up from her left shoulder. But that left large appendage is out of whack and ruins the center line of the focus, instead of enhancing it. Frankly, I'd suggest letting folds of a cape come down from the left shoulder and get rid of the bulge with the bright highlights completely--or something like that . . .:-) Hope you don't mind the little critique, but that's the way I see it.
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I am more than happy for you to comment on my work and would love more opinions on my work. I can only learn from my mistakes or should I say blinded creators vision :). Based on your comment I have reduced the over saturated highlight on the left shoulder because as you say it was too strong for the flow of the image. In terms of the bodily proportions that is a difficult one as the armour does tend to throw things out but I will be flipping the image today to see if there is anything that does not seem right. Thank you so much for your time and your honesty.
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artamusicaHobbyist Photographer
I think it's better like this, at least it doesn't drag my eye from her eyes so much now. Do flip it and see what you see--speaking as a gal though, there's just something not quite right about that anatomy. But never mind, it's all fantasy, right? thanks for taking the critique so well. But then I, too, really appreciate when someone makes a comment that I can actually either learn from or see something a different way. Keep up the great work!
CostaNick's avatar
Oh yeah! This IS the demon hunter. Masterfully done!
AlexanderLevett's avatar
Thank you so much. I really wanted her to be alluring and dangerous and it was the eyes that drew me to her.
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Art-EliProfessional Digital Artist
beautiful one :) 
her eyes are just stunning, and i love how you've blurred the crossbow! great job :)
AlexanderLevett's avatar
I love eyes and the way they can make every emotion possible. I loved playing with the depth of field. Thank you for looking
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Art-EliProfessional Digital Artist
yeah that's the most awesome thing about the eyes :) and you did great, so my pleasure ^_^
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SelectYourselfStudent Artist
This is AMAZING!!! Great job as always!!!
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I just realized we both did demon hunters for the contest!:D (Big Grin) 
AlexanderLevett's avatar
It was the eyes that made me pick the demon hunter.  Thank you as always for taking the time to look.
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SelectYourselfStudent Artist
My pleasure!!! Your creations are always inspiring.
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Zhon890Student Digital Artist
This is my favorite entry.  You are magnificent.  I sincerely hope you win :)
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